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The M.O. with Mayor Leitzell

Dispelling the myth that downtown Dayton is unsafe By Mayor Gary Leitzell You hear it everywhere you go in Montgomery County, particularly in the suburbs: “You can’t go into downtown Dayton. It’s unsafe! You’ll get mugged, robbed or worse!” The idea that downtown Dayton is unsafe has become accepted as fact by thousands of people […]

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K’s Hamburger Shop

Local Landmark Offers Old-Fashioned Burgers and More By Matt Clevenger It’s been more than 75 years since Paul Klein served up the first K’s hamburger back in 1935. The unique, white-walled diner in downtown Troy is still known for putting out the area’s best old-fashioned burgers, fries and milkshakes. “It’s funny, a lot of people […]

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His Mama made him wear this

Roy Wood Jr.: The Real Side Of Comedy By J.T. Ryder Hailing from Birmingham, Ala., Roy Wood Jr.’s style of comedy has made its mark, having a universality that is so unique in the world of comedy. Wood has been on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” BET’s “Comic View” as well as […]

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The Book Lovers Festival

An event to celebrate the written word in Troy By Timothy Walker If you’re a local book lover, then you’re already well aware of Around About Books, the popular used bookstore located on Main Street near the square in the heart of downtown Troy. What you may not be aware of is the upcoming 2011 […]

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Get out and volunteer

Celebrating Earth Day by making a difference By Valerie Beerbower Many of us are familiar with Earth Day, celebrated on April 22 of each year, but how did this day of recognizing environmental impact come about? According to the Earth Day Network, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson drew inspiration from the 1969 oil spill in Santa […]

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A passive state of mind

Yellow Springs green builder reveals the passive house By Lara Donnelly If you’ve driven through Yellow Springs any time in the last year, you’ve probably noticed the unique house going up on Dayton Street, near the west end of town. The Passive House, as it’s called, is a green building with a goal: energy efficiency. […]

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To Be Well

Experience wellness in Yellow Springs By Nicole Wroten Don’t your health and your body deserve the best? Then mark your calendar for a weekend entirely devoted to your wellness. The Yellow Springs Arts Council is hosting another one of their famous Yellow Springs Experience events, but this time they’re focusing entirely on wellness. Just in […]

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Turning the beat around

Miss Maha does the Tango … By Maha Kashani   When Stephanie Ricker from A Special Wish Foundation approached me at a Generation Dayton event and asked, “Hey Maha, can you dance?” I laughed and responded, “Give me a couple cocktails with some good music and sure I can dance!” I did NOT expect to […]

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It’s the economy, stupid

How has Dayton become one of America’s fastest dying cities? By Mark Luedtke Yet another organization lists Dayton as one of America’s fastest dying cities. Unfortunately, the population numbers don’t lie. 24/7 Wall St. lists Dayton as the fifth fastest dying city because it suffered a 7.21 percent population reduction between 2000 and 2009. In […]

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Love is in the ‘ugh’

An Anti-Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for Those Who Have Really Had It Up to Here With This Fake-Ass Holiday By Jason Webber If there is a more universally reviled holiday than Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t exist on this planet. How many people do you know who will actually stand up and admit that they are […]

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News of the weird: 03/24

By Chuck Shepherd Anatomy Class in Court “This will be upsetting,” cautioned Justice Robert Graesser, addressing jurors in February in […]

Chew on this: 03/24

Cooking techniques and skills for healthier lives By Jayne Powers Nutrition is more than being able to pick out healthful […]

Naturally inclined

Slimy, furry outdoor family fun at Brukner Nature Center By Andy Hertel Photo: Hands-on wildlie encounters are part of Brukner Nature […]

The Docket: 03/24

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Oh, the humanity Officers responded to a call […]

Advice Goddess: 3/24

By Amy Alkon The sociopath of least resistance My girlfriend has been hurt, cheated on and even ripped off in […]

News of the weird: 03/17

By Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY – Fine points of the law Shooting “upskirt” photos of a 13-year-old girl is not […]